Economic Development
Committee

Staff: Bob Pertierra, Senior Vice President of Economic Development

Meeting times: 12:00-1:30PM February 8, April 27, July 27, October 26

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Committee Objective

Using the Downtown Denver Partnership work plan as a guiding document, the Economic Development Committee will provide leadership and input supporting the Partnership’s efforts to enhance and advance downtown Denver’s competitive position as a global center for business, talent, and innovation.  This committee serves as the advisory group to the Partnership to help inform strategic planning, marketing, and public policy related to economic development.   

Examples of Topics Discussed 

  • Provide input on the development and enhancement of “Why Downtown Denver” Suite of materials to help with storytelling and recruitment, including digital and physical tools like an online hub, testimonials, case studies, and a roadshow toolkit    
  • Provide feedback and support for a national proactive business recruitment strategy. Share information about companies that may be considering Denver for expansion as well as existing companies considering leaving downtown.  
  • Amplify and support the work of the Popup Denver Entrepreneurship task force.  
  • Support work of adaptive reuse, office to the residential conversion task force.  
  • Advise on the implementation of the Upper Downtown Plan as needed to ensure our CBD remains competitive.  
  • Provide periodic input on programs to support entrepreneurs and grow our innovation ecosystem.    

Application Requirements 

Current experience with a major employer or service provider actively engaged in the growth and expansion of the downtown Denver market in terms of investment, new facilities, new firms, and jobs.  Director or executive level experience preferred. 

Committee Member Expectations 

Committee members will:  

  • Strive to attend ALL Committee meetings (four per year) and provide communication to DDP staff for necessary absences. One absence per fiscal year will be excused if communicated in advance. A virtual attendance option will be made available if a committee member communicates to DPP staff at least 24 hours in advance that they are unable to attend in person. 
  • Prepare for meetings in advance by reading the agenda, emails, and reading materials sent prior to the meeting.  
  • Arrive to meetings on time and stay until the end.  
  • Serve as active participants by listening respectfully to others, contributing to the discussion, and communicating ideas concisely.  
  • Commit to a term of service of one year, renewable annually as mutually agreed upon.  

Committee Members may be invited—though not required—to participate on related task forces, included but not limited to:  

  • Popup Denver Entrepreneurship  
  • Adaptive Reuse, Office to Residential Conversion  
  • Marketing & Recruitment  
  • Upper Downtown Plan Implementation 

Committee Member Code of Conduct 

The Downtown Denver Partnership is dedicated to providing an inclusive, respectful, and harassment-free member experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation, veteran status, or branch of military service.  

We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination in any form. Members or participants violating these rules may be sanctioned and/or expelled from the Downtown Denver Partnership at the discretion of staff; they may also be barred from participation in future Downtown Denver Partnership committees, task forces, programs, and events.  

Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of the Downtown Denver Partnership for everyone.   

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to the Downtown Denver Partnership staff.  

The Downtown Denver Partnership is committed to engaging with our community of residents and businesses that fuel the quality of life and define the soul of Denver as we work to forge a center city that is welcoming to everyone, reflecting communities of the past, present, and future. 

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